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Old 31-10-2008, 21:23   #1
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Anchor Bridle

How long & how thick should an anchor bridle be? What do you use to attach it to the anchore rode/chain (I have both)? Does it go into the water or stay out of it?

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I had florida rigging make one for me using 40' (2 20 ft. legs), of 5/8 double braid with an eye and thimble braided into the bridle then I use a shackle/ or 3k "winchard caribiner hook, according to conditions, to conect to the chain. The caribiner has held in 30-40 knot winds with no problems. But use the shackle if real bad weather is expected. And yes it does hit the water most of the time.
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My rode has eyes spliced into it every 25-30 feet. That's after 150foot of chain. You want the bridle in the water so you will need less chain, or rode out.
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Use 1/2" 3 strand with chain hook or caribiner. Attach to cleats on each bow of the cat and keep out of water. Don't let snubber in water to increase rode length. Let out more chain to increase scope, don't do like the Frenchies who let out fourty feet of snubber and sit there for a few days and reel in the slime. Have a nice loop in chain from windalass to attachment of snubber to anchor chain to keep pressure on snubber. Works on my Lagoon 37 for 15 years in winds up to 60.
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George,

Out of curiousity why wouldn't you let the bridle hit the water? My bridle when stretched out comes to a 90 degree angle at the connection to the chain. This allows less chain, and a wee bit more stretch on the bridle. I have sat in 60mph winds on the hook. The chain straight as an arrow, and the connection dipping in, and out of the water. I'd like to read your viewpoint on this.....thanks.....i2f
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